Test Engineer at ARM

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:

Role Overview

Job Description:

This is a great opportunity to join Arm's Silicon Solutions Test Team working with emerging process technologies and the latest 2.5D and 3D packaging innovations. The test team works closely with IP, SoC Design, Product and Systems teams throughout the company, to represent test engineering and drive test capability development within Arm. You will play a key role in preparing Arm and our partners for how to address production challenges in areas like 2.5D/3DIC and sub-3nm nodes. The role requires hardworking engineering focus across areas such as: test strategy, ATE SW/HW planning/execution, silicon bring-up/characterization/production, and test data capture/correctness/reporting.


  • Drive test strategy development for upcoming silicon projects

  • Implement first silicon bring-up on ATE, reporting daily progress across the organization

  • Develop/implement ATE characterization plan

  • Owns ATE test program development, including:

    • Test method source code for test types (ATPG/Scan, MBIST, Functional, etc)

    • Test flow development, including implementation of binning strategy

    • Test program revision control framework (ie SVN, git, etc)

    • Pattern conversion flow

  • Guide ATE test HW development (in collaboration with vendors), including wafer probe card, loadboard/socket, and thermal control interface

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Expert knowledge of ATE (Advantest 93k preferred) test program development, including areas of test method/flow development, test bring-up, characterization, debug, and production

  • Knowledge in areas of DFT (Scan, MBIST, PHY BIST, etc), silicon fabrication process, product qualification, and packaging

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Experience in end-to-end project execution, from architecture to production release

  • Strong project leadership skills to manage external vendors and drive cross-functional teams

  • 8+ years of experience in semiconductor product development, including bring-up, characterization, and production

  • University degree in Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in Unix, C++, Python, SmarTest, SmartRDI

  • Proficient in data analysis techniques and tools, such as excel, Tableau, JMP, YieldExplorer, etc

  • Experience with:

    • IEEE 1149, 1500, 1687, 1838

    • Streaming Scan Network (SSN), scan diagnostics, failure analysis techniques

    • Test/bring-up of Arm IP such as: Cortex CPUs, Mali GPUs, AMBA protocols, CoreLink interconnects, CoreSight debug

    • STIL pattern conversion techiques/tools

    • Test of 2.5D and 3D System-in-Package (SiP)

  • Knowledge of active thermal management

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to work both collaboratively on a team and independently

  • Innovative mentality

  • Hard-working and excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task

  • An upbeat approach to working on challenging projects on the forefront of technology

  • Communicate effectively across teams and sites in different geographies and time zones

  • Good analytical and debug skills with a "figure it out" mentality

About arm

ArmĀ® is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital IP products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped billions of Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.

With offices around the world, ARM is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly skilled engineering professionals. By enabling an inclusive, meritocratic and open workplace where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to ARM's success in the global marketplace.

At Arm, we are proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our individual culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to "defy ordinary and craft outstanding". These behaviors are assessed as part of the recruitment process:

  • Partner and customer focus - A tendency to put your partners and customers first, by understanding their needs and striving to achieve good outcomes.

  • Teamwork and communication - Ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.

  • Creativity and innovation - Possessing a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.

  • Team and personal development - Take time to drive and own your development, and encouraging team members to do the same.

  • Impact and influence - Listen to perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.

  • Deliver on your promises - Demonstrate a can-do attitude and work towards overcoming obstacles.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Equal Opportunities at Arm

Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals, and don't discriminate on the basis of any characteristic.

Hybrid Working at Arm

Arm's hybrid approach to working is centred around flexibility, where we split our time between the office and other locations to get our work done. We empower groups/teams to determine their hybrid working pattern, with an expected minimum attendance in the office of 20% per month, depending on the work, level of experience and team's needs. In some cases, the flexibility we can offer is limited by local legal, regulatory, tax, or other considerations, and where this is the case, we will collaborate with you to find the best solution.
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